Friday, February 6, 2009


I am working on group rates for hotels in the area but the quotes I have received sofar have been either 1. not that great and/or 2. have some funky policies with regard to reservations that become a little risky for us. I do want to help you all with your hotel searches however, so here is a list of some we would recommend. They are all within walking distance to the beach or a $5-$10 maximum cab ride from the reception.

Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405
Reservations 888 627 8532
T 310 399 9344
F 310 399 2504
- This is where the wedding reception will be.
- This is where we will be staying.
- pool and killer views
- some rooms have balcony hot tubs
- about a 5 minute walk to the beach, about 8 blocks or so
- Pricing middle-of-the-road (but that's by Santa Monica standards)

Seashore Motel
2637 Main Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: (310) 392-2787
Fax: (310) 392-5167
- don't let the name fool you its actually very cute
- very affordable, best rates in Santa Monica by FAR
- this is where our parents will be staying and it will book up fast
- no pool
- right on Main Street in Santa Monica, walking distance to bars, restaurants, shopping, etc
- 3 blocks to the beach

Shutters on the Beach
One Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Ph: 310-458-0030
Fx: 310-458-4589
Reservations: 800-334-9000
- VERY swanky, old Santa Monica bungalow vibe
- also very expensive
- pool, rooftop deck, spa
- 5 steps to the beach
- excellent food & decor

Lowes Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California, 90401
Reservations: 1-866-LOEWS-WB or (1-866-563-9792)
Main/General Inquiries: (310)-458-6700
- this was #2 on our list for the wedding reception
- very nice, and modern
- not quite as expensive as Shutters but slightly more expensive than the Sheraton Delfina
- Pool, great food, view of the beach, spa
- one block from the beach, 3 blocks from Santa Monica Pier
- 5 minute walk to 3rd Street Promenade, restaurants, bars, shopping, etc

Keep in mind... if you get shnockered at the wedding (and I hope you do) we please insist that you crash at the hotel. We will figure it out for you and may have some rooms on hold for just this situation. No DUI buzzkills on our wedding day please! :) We want everyone to have the most fun they can in the safest way possible!

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